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Ruth Hayhurst

Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.

Fracking timeline July 2013

11/7/2013 Amended planning permission. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd applies (WSCC/061/13/BA) for an amendment to condition 2 of its original planning permission (WSCC/027/10/BA). The company wants an extension in the time for the drilling and testing programme and site restoration from 36 months to 42 months from the start of […]

Fracking timeline June 2013

Early June New permits needed. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd announces “Shortly before rig mobilisation to the site the Environment Agency advised that it would now require CRL to secure a permit under the provisions of the European Union Mining Waste directive. … This is the first time that the […]

Fracking timeline 2011-12

2011 5/12/2011 Cuadrilla Resources Ltd reveals  it has planning permission for exploratory drilling at Balcombe. In a statement it says “Exploratory drilling activity may take place at a future date, consistent with the terms of the licence issued by DECC. The initial drilling for the core sampling and […]